Bruges, also known as Brugge, is a picturesque city in Belgium that is often referred to as the "Venice of the North." Located in the Flemish region of Belgium, Bruges is known for its canals, cobbled streets, and well-preserved medieval architecture.
One of the main attractions in Bruges is the Markt, or central square, which is surrounded by beautiful Gothic buildings and is home to the Belfry of Bruges, a medieval bell tower that offers stunning views of the city. Visitors can also take a boat ride on the canals, which offer a unique perspective of the city and its architecture.
Another must-see attraction in Bruges is the Groeningemuseum, which houses a collection of Flemish art from the 15th to the 20th centuries. The museum is home to works by famous Flemish painters such as Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch.
Bruges is also well-known for its chocolate and beer, and visitors can indulge in both at one of the many chocolate shops or breweries in the city. The city is also home to several Michelin-starred restaurants, making it a foodie's paradise.
Being a popular tourist destination, it can get quite crowded, especially during the summer months. It is best to visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall when the crowds are smaller and the weather is more pleasant. Or - visit virtually! Our fantastic tour guide Mark has created two tours of Bruges especially for us at Virtually Visiting - and they are free of crowds and full of beauty!